Campus Announcements - Full Text

Welcome to Campus Announcements, a service for the faculty and staff of California State University, Chico. This site will provide information that you should find useful – campus notices, deadlines, upcoming events, etc.

Return to Campus Announcements Home Page


Join Us for Beyond Obstacles Leadership Development (B.O.L.D.)! Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm

Do you have a passion for diversity and speaking on social issues? Do you want to connect with new people and build meaningful relationships? Are you looking to develop your leadership skills and utilize your voice?


If you said yes to any of the questions above, then you should join us for Beyond Obstacles Leadership Development (B.O.L.D.) on Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (CCLC), MLIB 172.


B.O.L.D. is an opportunity to interact with others who share common interests through fun and interactive ways with the focus on growing as a united community. The topics discussed each week at B.O.L.D. will cover a variety of subjects that provide the opportunity for self-reflection, leadership development, and discussion around current events and issues of diversity.


Contact Information:

For more information, contact the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at (530) 898-4101, or visit us in Merriam Library 172 (across from the BMU Marketplace).

#Blacklivesmatter at Chico State Tuesday, October 20th @12PM in BMU 210

In today’s news, the #Blacklivesmatter social media movement is consistently being referenced and discussed. In fact, counter movements have been started as a result including #Alllivesmatter and #Bluelivesmatter. But what does this all mean? National movements can often times seem very distant from our small Chico community, however the themes and issues that surround the topic are very relevant but not always discussed.


The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center invites faculty and staff to join us for an honest dialogue that will provide a brief overview and history of the #Blacklivesmatter movement and the significance of the counter movements that have emerged while also providing an opportunity to hear students share their experience in Chico and the relevance of the #Blacklivesmatter movement in their own lives.



This event will take place, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM in the BMU 210.


For more details, contact Katie Peterson  at or stop by the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in Meriam Library 172 across from the BMU Marketplace.

Diversity 411: The Power Of Words! October 14th 5:30PM ­ 7:00PM.

Join the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center on October 14th, from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, in  MLIB 172 as we will have the opportunity to talk about inclusive language and the power of the words we use every day. We will explore common day terms and how they can empower or alienate others.  Lets come together to have a respectful conversation of how words impact each and everyone one of us.

Diversity 411 is a program series by the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in order to provide students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to explore diversity-related topics and current issues relevant to the campus and community.  This program aims to provide a safe space to explore diversity through sharing personal perspectives and experiences.  We ask that all attendees come prepared to fully participate and engage in conversations.

For more information please contact the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at (530) 898-4101,, or visit us at Meriam Library 172 across from the marketplace.  

Third Annual Staff Council Halloween Department/Office Costume Contest

Does your campus department have the BEST group costume idea?  Put on your thinking caps and get your creative juices flowing.  The Staff Council is sponsoring our Third Annual Halloween Department/Office Costume Contest - Friday, October 30th

  1. Have your department/office put together a group costume for Halloween
  2. Between 8:00am-10:am on Friday, October 30th, take ONE picture of your group in costume
  3. Send ONE picture to the STAFF COUNCIL OFFICE EMAIL between 8:00am-10:00am on Friday, October 30th
    (please subject your email like this: “Halloween Picture/Department Name”)

We will post each picture to our Staff Council Facebook Page.  Only pictures emailed to Staff Council will be posted to Facebook.  Pictures posted directly to Facebook will be deleted.  Pictures received AFTER 10:00am will not be entered.

Between 12:00pm and 4:00pm, you, your coworkers, friends, family, and general public can “LIKE” their favorite pictures on the Facebook page.  A picture must be clicked on to “LIKE” it.  Due to sheer logistics, pictures that are individually shared off the page and that get “likes”, will not be included in the final tally.  To be able to “LIKE” your favorite photos you must first “LIKE” our Staff Council Facebook page.  Any likes added after 4pm will not count.

The department’s photo with the most “LIKES” will be declared our winner and receive a $40.00 Woodstock’s Pizza gift certificate, drinks, candy, and the satisfaction of being 2015 costume champion of the Chico State campus. Our winner will be announced on Facebook later that evening, and in Campus Announcements the following week.

Please direct contest questions to Melanie O’Connor in the Staff Council Office!  Remember….it’s all in good fun and good campus community spirit!

 All pictures submitted to our contest become the property of Staff Council to use for promotional and social media purposes.

Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion

Who’s A Hmong Us?: Voices from our community – October 21, BMU 210

Facilitated by: MaiHoua Lo

Financial Aid and Scholarship


If you have any question, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 530-898-4764.


Tonight: Cowden Lecture About Destruction of Slavery in the Civil War to Take Place in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Monday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture: Professor James Oakes, Freedom National — The Destruction of Slavery in the Civil War

Professor James Oakes, of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will discuss emancipation, the most important social development of the American Civil War. Professor Oakes, who specializes in the history of slavery and slaveholders in the United States, is the author of five major books (including two winners of the Lincoln Prize) and numerous scholarly articles.

Free and open to the public.

 Press Release

European Studies Minor Informational Event Oct. 14th!

The Study Abroad Office will be hosting a European Studies event October 14th from 2:00-4:00pm in SSC 150.  This will be an opportunity for (but not limited to) students interested in earning a European Studies Minor while studying abroad. We will have study abroad alumni from each of the European countries that Chico State students offers.  This is a great way to discover what opportunities Chico State offers students to earn a degree abroad whether you are interested in European Studies or not!  We will also be serving snacks, coffee, and tea.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


Look forward to seeing you there!


For more information about the event call the study abroad office at (530) 898-5415 or email us at



ADA Anniversary Celebration/ Free Cupcakes!

The Americans With Disabilities Act is 25 years strong!  Stop by the Student Services Center courtyard for information on the ADA and a FREE CUPCAKE!  


Monday OCTOBER 12TH  11:30 TO 1:30 

This Way to Sustainability Conference XI

This Way to Sustainability Conference XI is confirmed for March 24-25, 2016.


Don’t miss your opportunity to speak at this Nationally recognized sustainability conference. Conference presentation proposals are now being accepted through October 31, 2015. Please visit our website for details and to submit your proposal online before the deadline at


Without the many student volunteers participating each year this conference would not be possible.  Chico State is a leader in sustainability and our students and volunteers play a major role in why this is.  This conference provides an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience and network with sustainability professionals from many different businesses and organizations.  If you are interested in volunteering, visit our website to see the many volunteer opportunities available at


Edu-Preneurs in Manufacturing Event for High School, Community College, CSU, and UC Educators and Administrators

Edu-Preneurs in Manufacturing Event --- November 6th, Chico, CA

Get Your Hands Dirty and Take 3 Industry Tours!

Learn from a Panel of Industry Experts On:

  • · Manufacturing Advancements
  • · The Changing Employee
  • · Education’s Role in Manufacturing
  • · 21st Century Skills


When: November 6, 2015, 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Where: Butte Creek Country Club, 175 Estates Drive, Chico, CA 95928

Contact Info: Rick Osbrink, (530) 242-7627


Registration Online Today for this Free Event

Event Flyer

Shasta DSN Event Page

Tickets to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and comic Craig Ferguson - Now on Sale!

Chico Performances has announced the addition of the following performances, and
Co-founder of the Beach Boys
Performing with Al Jardine and band
Sunday, November 29
Laxson Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Comedy Master and TV Host
“The New Deal Tour”
Tuesday, December 15
Laxson Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices:
Brian Wilson: $75 Premium | $65 General | $63 Senior | $55 Youth | $10 Chico State Student
Craig Ferguson: $44 Premium | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $26 Youth | $10 Chico State Student
More information at:

Travel Study in Cuba Informational Session 10/15 at 4pm

The following informational sessions will be held, to inform potential participants about travel in Cuba, discuss the proposed itinerary and the registration process, and to answer any questions that may arise.

• Thursday, October 15, 4-5 pm in SSC 206
• Monday 26 Oct noon-1 pm in CE 107
• Friday 6 November 10-11 am in CE 107
The travel study will culminate in a nine-day faculty-led study in Havana and Santiago de Cuba over Spring Break, March 12-20, 2016.
For more information, go to or email .

This program is endorsed by the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Faculty Development Director. All participants are welcome. If you need disability related accommodations please email

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of October 12, 2015

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of October 12, 2015


Please visit and click Search Jobs to view the most current listing of staff and management job opportunities.


CSU Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.


New this week (since 10/8/15)


(VA519) BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESSOR (Administrative Support Assistant II)

Human Resource Service Center



TechQual+ Faculty and Staff Survey

On Wednesday, October 14, Faculty and Staff will be invited to participate in the TechQual+ survey via email. The TechQual+ survey is about the quality of university information technology services at CSU, Chico, as well as new information technology services you would like us to consider.


The survey results will be used to make decisions about how to wisely invest resources to support the information technology needs of faculty and staff.


The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete. Participation in the study is voluntary and responses are completely confidential. Please take the time to let the Campus know what your thoughts are on information technology. 


The survey link is provided in the email invitation sent to all faculty and staff from beginning October 14, 2015.


If you have any questions about the survey or would like more information, please contact Brooke Banks at

Sign Up to Receive CCLC Monthly Newsletter Today!

Are you interested in keeping update with what’s happening in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center? Sign-Up for our monthly newsletter today and hear about our upcoming events, hot topics in the center and student generated think pieces.

Copy and past the link below into your web browser or visit our website at, fill out the registration form and start getting your personal newsletter sent directly to your email!

If you have any questions please contact us at (530) 898-4101 at

1st Generation Collegiate and Proud Network

We invite all 1st generation college faculty and staff to participate in our new Chico State 1st Generation Collegiate and Proud Network.

Note: You are a first generation college student if neither of your parents has completed a four-year university degree.


If you are interested in participating, you will be provided with a placard to display in your office, as well as resource materials. The placard will allow our 1st generation college students to identify faculty and staff who have experienced similar challenges, as well as successes, as they are pursuing their college degree.


"During the 2014-15 academic year first generation college students comprised 7,793 or 48.5% of all CSU, Chico students and 1,587 or 53.9% of incoming freshmen.”   


If interested, please contact Tray Robinson at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at




Apply Now: Employee Fee Waivers for Spring 2016 (and Winter 2016)

Did you know the CSU provides a fee waiver benefit to its employees?  Details about the fee waiver program, instructions and options are available online


The CSU, Chico Employee Fee Waiver Application filing period for Spring (and Winter*) 2016 terms is October 5 through November 6, 2015.   One application form is required for each term of enrollment.  As a reminder, course fees can be waived for up to two courses, but the maximum amount of release time an employee can request is equal to one course.


Return completed forms to the Human Resources Services Center, Kendall Hall Room 220, campus zip 0010, by Friday, November 6, 2015.   If you have questions, please review the website, e-mail, or call ext. 6771.


* Winter courses at CSU, Chico are not state-funded and, as such, do not qualify for the fee waiver program.  Courses during winter terms at other CSU campuses may or may not be state-funded.  Please check with the campus offering the course to confirm. 


More Information

If you have questions, please review the website, e-mail, or call ext. 6771.



AS Recycling Pick Ups for Paper and Cans and Bottles

Some changes have been made please check this schedule to see when your pick up is. Thank you.


Below is the recycling collections schedule for Fall 2015. Some changes have been made. Please check the schedule below to confirm your pick-up day.




Butte, Tehama, Plumas, UHUB, MLIB, Trinity, Siskiyou, and Glenn. Cans & Bottles Only- Whitney, Sutter, Esken, Machoopda.



Kendall, Ayers, Laxson, Physical Science, Colusa/Cont. Ed, FMS, Creekside Café.



PAPER ONLY- 25/35 Main, Student Health, Yolo, Acker/Shurmer, Langdon, and O'Connell. Cans & Bottles Only-Whitney, Sutter, Esken, Machoopda. Holt, AJH, Modoc, Gateway, PAC.



CANS & BOTTLES ONLY- 25/35 Main, Student Health, Yolo, Acker/Shurmer, Langdon, and O'Connell, Butte, Tehama, Plumas, FMS.



SSC, Yuba, Sapp/Sierra, BMU, EHS, UPD and the Housing Office, UHFS, Food Services Office, Whitney, Sutter, Esken, Machoopda.



Donations Accepted: 10am - 2pm

****Please give us a call if you fill more than your personal bins or have any extra materials to be picked up so that our staff is ready to accommodate.


****Security Reminder:  Exams, Student compositions, and any other sensitive documents should be shredded prior to recycling.


For questions please email or call AS Recycling at 898-5033.


Be sure to load your Wildcat Card. Rapid Graphics has gone cashless!

As part of the Chico State move to a cashless campus, the Library Copy Center (Rapid Graphics) has ceased to accept cash as a form of payment. Please use your Wildcat Card to pay for products and services. You can fill your card with money at one of the cash machines on the 1st or 2nd floors of the library, or at Student Financial Services - SSC bldg. - Room 230.  Or, use your debit/credit card to put money on your Wildcat card online with the "Get" app - (

We will also continue to accept credit and debit cards (Visa & MasterCard only) for transactions over $2.00. Personal checks are accepted as well as CAFs for department charges. Thank you for your patience with the changes. Continue to have a great semester!


University Capital Projects Update

You are invited to a University Capital Projects Update meeting, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center, Room 122/124. The purpose of the meeting is to present an update on the status of current and future capital projects. The campus community and the public are welcome to attend and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and provide comments. For more information about the meeting, contact the University office of Planning, Design & Construction at (530) 898-6235.



What:                University Capital Projects Update

When:              Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Where:             California State University, Chico

Student Services Center, Room 122/124




Nov. 4 Career Fair to Feature Prominent Employers

October 9, 2015
\Sarah Langford

Megan Odom, director
Career Center

California State University, Chico’s Career Center will host a career and internship job fair on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium.


Butte County, Kohl’s, the Peace Corps and PepsiCo/Frito-Lay are among the employers registered to attend.


Employers may register at The event is free to students.


For the complete release, visit the CSU, Chico News website


Defensive Driver Training October 12th

The CSU Vehicle Use Policy requires that State employees (including student employees) complete Defensive Driver Training every four years in order to drive a State, rental, or privately-owned vehicle, including electric carts, on State business.  In an effort to meet the needs of the Campus, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety is offering Defensive Driver Training every week. 


The next course is offered Monday, October 12th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in Meriam Library Studio A.


Employees can confirm/the expiration date of their Defensive Driver Training by inquiring at the Environmental Health and Safety website and click on “Defensive Driver Status.”


To view the schedule of sessions, time, and location, please visit the Environmental Health and Safety  and click on “Defensive Driver Training Schedule.”


At the time of the class, please have with you your valid Driver’s License, your CSU, Chico State ID card, and a pen or pencil for the short quiz at the end of the session.


To register for defensive driver training, please log into the new Development and Training System  using your daily user name and password.

  • click on Schedule
  • select the date and time
  • click on Register
  • click on Add to Calendar
  • to close click on Close Window




Fire Extinguisher Training - October 30th

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is pleased to announce “hands on” fire extinguisher training to the Campus community.  Our training includes a review of fire extinguisher types, the appropriate selection and application, as well as, information regarding when it is appropriate to use an extinguisher and when it is not safe to attempt to extinguish a fire. Attendees will learn and practice the correct method to discharge a fire extinguisher.  Each person will have the opportunity to extinguish a fire using a water based extinguisher in conjunction with the Bullex® live fire training system while being guided by the instructor.

A person who has been trained in the use of a fire extinguisher can be up to 70% more effective in extinguishing a small fire than a person who has not been trained. This training will help ensure that, if needed, you will be successful in extinguishing a small fire.

Note:  CSU, Chico employees* are not expected to or required to extinguish fires. The most important action during a fire emergency is to evacuate the area or building, activate the fire alarm system if needed, and call 911. *Exception: Workers who weld or conduct other “Hot Work” must receive training in accordance with OSHA standards.

The next session is offered Friday, October 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Stadium Track via the East Gate at Parking Lot D, Student Health Center. 

To register for fire extinguisher trainings, please log into the new Development and Training System   using your daily user name and password.

  • click on Schedule
  • select the date and time
  • click on Register
  • click on Add to Calendar
  • to close click on Close Window


For more information on the 2015 Fall Fire Extinguisher Training Schedule, please visit the Emergency Preparedness website.

There is no cost for the training.



The Campus Announcements website is updated in the afternoon of every day that the University is open.

If you would like to contribute a short message for posting (200 words maximum), first check the announcement guidelines, then send it to no later than 11 a.m. on the day you want your message posted to the Campus Announcements website.

Thanks for reading and contributing!